CO2 (opera)

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CO2 is an Italian opera by Giorgio Battistelli which premiered at La Scala on May 16, 2015.[1][2] It is based on Al Gore's documentary An Inconvenient Truth,[3][4] and Gore was initially a character in the opera.[1] The libretto, primarily in English but containing passages in other languages, was written by Robert Carsen, who directed the production, and Ian Burton.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "When opera takes on the big issues". Financial Times. Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  2. "WQXR - New York's Classical Music Radio Station". Retrieved 17 May 2015. 
  3. Dammann, Guy, "How do you write an opera? Aldebergh has the answer", The Guardian (November 6, 2009)
  4. Druckenbrod, Andrew (June 03, 2008). "An inconvenient opera? Gore goes operatic." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.